Monday, January 14, 2013
Let your neighbors see which furry and feathered friends you’ve seen.
Minnesotans don’t have to venture into the great outdoors to get a glimpse of wildlife. Turkeys, deer and even coyotes roam the same area that residents call home. Have you seen any four-legged or winged creatures in your community? Patch invites you to share your best photos of Minnesota’s wildlife. To post your photos, just click on “Upload Photos and Videos” above. Of course, visits from our wild friends aren’t always fun. Be sure to check out the Department of Natural Resource’s “Living With Wildlife” page for tips on how to be good neighbors.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Coyotes are 'endemic' in suburbs and even cities—and more active in the fall.
Are coyotes coming around a lot more lately in Fridley? Could be. Commenters at the Fridley Patch Facebook page had a lot of sightings, stories and opinions in response to one neighbor's observation of a coyote in the 4500 block of Third Street NE: Siah St. Clair, director at the City of Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center, offered by email several reasons people might be seeing coyotes more this time of year: Coyotes are endemic to suburban and even urban areas of the Twin Cities. The number of sightings have increased in recent years, which may or may not suggest an increase in population size. While still very wary and elusive, they can be bold and approach someone walking a small dog. When coyotes are present, small dogs should not …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Also in this week's update: A couple cancer clowns; Cheerios gone up in flames and a Hammerin' Sen. Franken.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael Minnetonka Schools Top on State Tests Minnetonka students continue to excel academically by scoring among the top districts in the state on the MCA-II (Minnesota Comprehension Assessment) reading test and the MCA-III math test. Overall, 92 percent of Minnetonka students are proficient in reading and 85 percent are proficient in math. In Metro area rankings, Minnetonka students are #1 in math and a close second to Edina in reading. Scores exceeded the state totals of 76 percent proficiency in reading and 62 percent …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
People are seeing coyotes in the suburbs.
Reports of coyotes in the metro area, including attacks on pets, appear to have skipped Fridley in the past few months—but there was a den here as recently as last summer. A dog in St. Louis Park died in March from wounds inflicted during a confrontation with coyotes. Also in March, a resident reported seeing coyotes in Oakdale. Coyotes in Edina are notorious enough that someone has started a faux Twitter account for "Edina Coyote." The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has tips about how to deal with them as they drift into suburban areas. Siah St. Clair, director of Fridley's Springbrook Nature Center, said coyotes are familiar in Fridley, even if they're camera-shy: Yes, we have coyotes in Fridley. There was a den right in the…